I am a mid-thirties mama to four really great kids. I love to dance, read and run. I enjoy going out with my friends, and letting loose. I am superb at the art of taking care of me. I have been a stay-at-home mom for 16 years, and have learned the hard way that *I* am important. I've been homeschooling since 2000, when I homeschooled my nephew--The Boy (12, at the time.) In that time, I've gained lots of experience and feel like I've seen it all...and then my kids undoubtedly throw me a curve ball. That's what they're for after all, right?
I am married to The Punk. This is my second marriage. I was married to the girls father for 5 years, and it was just not the right relationship for me. The Punk and I have been together for 10 years, married for 7. He's a great guy. Smart, sarcastic, and good at knowing when I just need to be hugged! That last one is an important quality in a man.
This is One. My eldest child, the one who made me a mommy. She is 16 (and I can't even believe that that is true!!!) She is artistic, and talented, and one of the most empathetic people I know. <3 br="" nbsp=""> 3>
This is Two. She is 14 (again..how does this keep happening??) She is in possession of all the athletic genes from the pool that her father and I possessed and excels at just about everything she tries. Hardworking, and a riot.
This is Three. He is 7, and has some fantastic dimples. He is sweet, kind, and obedient.
This is Four. AKA Bubba. He's the baby of our family (5,) the only blond, the only blue eyed one. He got every recessive gene we possess. He was born a ginger, and is full of fire.
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Also a ginger. I know how to pick 'em. This is my soul mate. She knows every thing there is to know about me, and loves me without condition regardless. She is also a homeschooling mama, has three great kids of her own, and is intelligent, creative and a TON of fun.
My oldest nephew (I have 4,) and the one I am undoubtedly closest too for a variety of reasons: He lived in my house when I was growing up, so we have a more sibling like relationship than I possess with my other nephews. He lives in the same neighborhood as me now, and therefore I see him more than the others. He has bonded with my kids in a way that is stirring to my soul.